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Game of Thrones tapestry

Some thirty volunteers have completed a massive embroidered tapestry of some 90 metres long to commemorate the Battle of Winterfell, the Battle at King's Landing and the Red Wediing. All are episodes from the hitseries Game of Thrones.

The tapestry has been put on view in the Ulster Museum, Belfast, and plans are made to show the tapestry later in the year in France, near the museum that houses the Bayeux Tapestry.

Using coloured cotton and silk thread on Ferguson's Irish linen and a series of panels of c. 11 metres, the tapestry shows the most memorable scenes from series one to seven of the Game of Thrones programme; the last and eighth series will be added at a later date. The embroidery is worked in back stitch, chain stitch, running stitch, seed stitch and split stitch. The embroidery is worked on the linen ground which was woven on a Jacquard loom which produces much of the depictions, which are afterwards further worked with hand embroidery.

The tapestry was commissioned by Tourism Ireland and HBO (the producer of the Game of Thrones series).

The scenes are regarded to be very graphic, and a note is added that says: "Please note: Due to the depiction of graphic scenes, viewing of the tapestry is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18."

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